Retired boxing legend, Floyd Mayweather, 43, had to face an unnamed opponent at Tokyo Dome on Feb 28. However, organizers pulled the plug with Japan’s borders closed to almost all foreign arrivals.
Tokyo and other parts of Japan are under a virus state of emergency which will end on March 7. They have limited the attendance of sporting events to only 5,000 or half capacity, whichever is less.
Last week, Mayweather had to face famous YouTuber, Logan Paul, but they had to postpone that fight also. The fighter, however, said he hopes they will reschedule the fight within the year.
‘’Japan currently has an increase in the coronavirus infections. And I heard that they don’t allow foreigners into the country. So it’s really disappointing, but there’s no way I can fight in Japan on February 28. When I’m allowed into Japan, and if Mega gets a new date and a venue, and if they give me an opponent, I can be ready to fight any time,’’ Floyd said in comments provided by organizers.
Floyd said he hopes the world beats the coronavirus so that everyone could go back to a world that’s crazy about sports.
Organizers said the event will feature ‘’Champion-class’’ fighters, including Mayweather. But, they gave no further details, including the rules for the fight.
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